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Buffalo Pumps Inc.

Workers exposed to asbestos

Buffalo Pumps Inc. is a centrifugal pump manufacturer established in 1887. Based in North Tonawanda, New York, they have a long history equipping ships ever since WW1. Although they didn’t start by manufacturing their products with asbestos, as it was becoming a vital component in many products from the WW2 period up until the 80s, they too have integrated it in their manufacturing process, thus putting their workers at serious health risks.

Asbestos Screening

Buffalo Pumps Inc. employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, Buffalo Pumps Inc. made use of asbestos in large amounts, as the mineral has numerous convenient properties, such as excellent resistance to fire, electricity and a wide range of chemicals. Furthermore, it was also very cheap at the time. It is worthy of note that veterans may also have been exposed to asbestos by using the products of this company while they were serving in the military. Asbestos was a very common component in various products throughout the 50s, 60s, and 70s as it was a very cheap alternative that could offer vital qualities such as heat resistance, durability, and fireproofing. The occupations at the highest risk of developing a serious disease as a result of exposure to the asbestos products of this company are:

Apart from using it as a component, many factories had equipment containing asbestos which would spread microscopic fibers into the air, anytime they were used or serviced. These fibers are extremely toxic, and if inhaled or ingested over a longer period of time can lead to serious diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. These diseases take a long time to start showing signs and can develop even after the exposure has stopped. If you are a former Buffalo Pumps employee and have been exposed to asbestos, you need to check on your health regularly.

Thousands of Buffalo Pumps employees began suffering from terrible diseases after 1980

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing, and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Pleural Plaques Pleural Effusion Diffuse Pleural Thickening COPD Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis Pleurisy Lung Nodules Lung Spots Asthma Tuberculosis Pneumonitis Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Victims of secondary asbestos exposure need to take action in order to get compensated

There is no safe level of asbestos exposure. Working in a contaminated environment can have hazardous effects on human health. Manufacturers knew as early as 1920 about its carcinogenic effect but continued to use it, endangering the health of their employees. Amongst the workers with the highest risk, there are not only factory workers but also boiler room workers, maintenance workers, and electricians because asbestos was very often used as insulation on machinery, pipes, and wires.

Aside from those who workes at Buffalo Pumps and those working with their products, their family members might also be at risk for developing severe diseases as a consequence of secondary exposure. If you are a victim of secondary exposure, you are entitled to compensation too. Contact us as soon as possible so that we can review your case.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

The surviving family members of a worker who developed a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure but has not taken legal action during their lifetime are also eligible for compensation. With over 25 years of experience in pursuing compensation for the victims of asbestos exposure and their family members, our attorneys will help you recover the money you deserve on behalf of your loved one. While it is very complex, the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, as the majority of the aspects, such as the claim and the documents which must accompany it, will be efficiently handled by our legal team. If you have a family member who lost their lives to a disease that was caused by workplace asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for quality legal assistance. It is important to know that, because we work on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay anything unless we recover compensation for you.